Fish data since 2000 being revealed!

Conservation groups have been seeking data on sea lice infestations at fish farms for years and it seems they will now get their wish.¬† The Cohen Commission has expanded the initial request of “five years’ worth of fish health data from 21 farms” to ten years’ worth of data from 120 farms.¬† This will be the first time the public can analyze information such as sea lice infestation, disease outbreaks, and water conditions on a farm-by-farm basis.

The commission had initially asked for five years’ worth of fish health data from 21 farms, but submissions to the commission by conservation groups “persuades me [Commissioner Bruce Cohen]¬†that there is a likelihood that the respondents possess documents in a usable format from 2000 to the present which will assist me in making findings regarding the impact, if any, of salmon farms on Fraser River sockeye salmon.” …[read full article]

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